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Like it or not Catalina, the next version of macOS, is due to hit our software update system preferences soon, probably in late September based on previous track record. There are likely to be more than a couple of changes that we the everyday Mac users may not be aware of but thanks to our friends at OWC, changes to OS security need not be one of them
Antares recently released a new addition to their Auto-Tune range called Auto-Tune Artist that replaces the old Auto-Tune Live plug-in. Rather than just test the new Auto-Tune Artist on its own we thought it would be more helpful to measure its performance and capabilities against a rival real time tuning plug-in, the Waves Real-Time Tune.
I don’t think there is a recording engineer, or producer out there who would say that they can pick the right mic for a vocalist first time, every time. Every voice is different, every mic is different and every recording scenario is different. I also hear you when you say that in these days of time sensitive, low budget tracking sessions there is no time to experiment, try new gear or just “have a play”. But what happens when you do have a play and try something new?
Try recording bass guitars through a bass amp if plug-in emulations aren’t cutting it for you. Bass amps are a great tool to use for stamping a low end signature and solid foundation in a production. Watch this video to learn how to get the most out of your next bass amp recording and to hear examples of 4 essential ways of capturing great tone from a bass amp.
Avid has take the unusual step of emailing all Pro Tools Control users advising us not to upgrade to iOS 13 when it is released next week. We have the full statement from Avid.
PerfectSurround have released Penteo 16 Pro as their latest upmixing plug-in, which opens up the Penteo upmixing technology to the full range of immersive formats up to 16 channels. This includes 5.1, 7.1, Dolby Atmos up to 9.1.6, Auro 3D up to 13.1, DTSX and up to 3rd order Ambisonics. What is more it is now both an upmix and a downmix plug-in in one interface and enables you to go from different channel counts and formats in the one plug-in.
Avid are offering up to 20% off Pro Tools Ultimate Subscriptions, this is a time limited offer so act now if you want to take advantage of these savings: